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Testosterone decreased, tiredness. Is it due to exercises and exertion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:I'd like to chat with an endocrinologist
User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:I am a General Physician
Doctor:and I can help you within my expertise
User:my question is - I recently got tested for testosterone levels, it came to 6.75 ng/dl (i think this was the unit)....wondering if this is low
User:everything else came within normal limits
Doctor:We currently do not have Endocrinologist on chat
User:it showed on the main page as an online doctor - nevertheless, am sure u wud be able to address my question
Doctor:I have few questions before that
Doctor:What time did you take the sample
Doctor:What is your age?
Doctor:Why did you get this test done
User:36 yrs
User:this was done in fasting - 8 am
User:why - i extert a lot in the gym...and get very tired too....but off late was getting a feeling that am low on energy to exert that much...
User:also was feeling that am not interested in sex as much...
User:so got a hormonal test done to see any imbalance
User:everything was normal and within range but this one i thought was on the lower side
User:i may be mistaken completely as well
Doctor:I am calculating the normal value
Doctor:Yes the value is lower than the normal
Doctor:I was wondering if the units are correct
User:yes i think this wud be rite
User:sorry i dont have the units but listed was 24
Doctor:because ng/dl the normal range is 200 to 800
User:oh :)
User:i dont have the report handy but rem this value and not the units
User:the on the range was 24 starting i think from 4 or slightly less
Doctor:Ok but the value is still lower
User:ok what does this mean and what next i shd be doing...
Doctor:You should infact the doctor for further testing
Doctor:the free and bound levels
User:this was free level
Doctor:ok, then the testosterone supplements after retesting
User:as per the report
User:what are these supplements like (i mean liquid, tablets)?
User:side effects?
Doctor:The endocrinoloigst is not satisfied or not suspecting your symptoms then he may order retesting
User:he was satisfied...
Doctor:Usually they prefer values before 7AM
User:i mean he said its low but its ok
User:are these supplements tablets?
User:any side effects?
Doctor:yeah few
Doctor:Some doctors go with injections
User:like what
User:i mean side effects
Doctor:sleep disturbances, mood changes etc but if the dose is correctly given you would not have them
User:how does the supplement help...? is it a permanant supplement for life?
Doctor:same time follow up with the doctor is also important to adjust the correct dose
Doctor:If you would have got the free testos then the units might be like pg/ml
User:no other question apart from - any natural remedy you would like to suggest
Doctor:No natural remedies that I know
User:sure thanks
Doctor:Did I answer all your queries
User:yes at the moment
Doctor:If you have more queries please post them
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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